Open Positions for Assistant/Associate Editors within the Wiley-VCH Chemistry Journals Group

For those Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Researchers interested in a career in scientific publishing. Details about the role and how to apply can be found online here:

1798 Consultants Info Session – May 6, 6pm-7pm

APDCC will be hosting 1798 Consultants on May 6, 6:00-7:00pm. 1798 Consultants is a San Diego-based boutique consulting firm that provides healthcare consulting services to biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic companies. From developing strategies for early stage research and development (R&D), to overcoming challenges that occur post launch in the commercialization process, their approach is to deliver actionable insights to clients regardless of size. Their clientele includes organizations such as: specialty pharmacies, reimbursement hotline vendors, patient assistance program administrators, non-profit and manufacturer foundations, and other vendors that service the biopharmaceutical industry.


1798 Consultants Info Session Details

Date: Wednesday, 5/6/2015

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Qualcomm Room in Jacobs Hall

Please RSVP


We look forward to hosting 1798 Consultants, and we hope you will join us for this information session to learn more.

Erica Lennard Nominated for the 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Award

Message from the Chair:
Erica Lennard, Director of Student Affairs for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been nominated by the Chancellor’s Office as UC San Diego’s representative at the 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Awards. The TWIN Awards honor women for outstanding contributions to their workplace, community or industry. The YWCA of San Diego County will announce 2015 TWIN Award recipients at its 17th Annual ‘In the Company of Women’ benefit on May 21, 2015.
Organizers for the event include District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and County Supervisor Diane Jacobs. Previous Chem/Biochem nominees include Professor Emeritus Marjorie Caserio and Distinguished Professor Katja Lindenberg.

Congratulations Erica!

RateMyProfessors: What do students really think?

Students Say What They Really Think on RateMyProfessors Website –

Katja Lindenberg Appointed Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair

Katja Lindenberg Appointed Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair in Chemistry & Biochemistry. Congratulations!

Cliff Kubiak Wins 2015 Basolo Medal

Cliff Kubiak Wins 2015 Basolo Medal for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities – Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program


Library News – Technology Lending, Research Consultations, Workshops

Hello Chemistry Undergrads!

Some news from The Library:

1. Technology Lending Program at Geisel (New)

Starting this week, you can borrow anything from our new Tech Lending Program, including device chargers, cables, video adapters, even cameras. These are housed at the Media Desk in Geisel 1st floor west, and can be checked out for 24 hours or three days depending on the item. They’re even in the library catalog. And don’t forget, we also have group study rooms that you can reserve in advance, including some presentation practice rooms.

2. Need Research Help? Ask a Librarian!

Have a project or paper coming up and need help finding information? Getting started with undergraduate research? Or you just want to see what’s out there in your subject area? Then contact me for a research consultation. In 30-60 minutes I can help you come up with keywords and search strategies, how to find books/ebooks and other reference sources for your topics, how to search for the most recent research in the journals and how to get those articles, and how to keep up with and manage that research.

3. SciFinder Essentials Workshop – May 6, 10-11:30 am – Registration link

SciFinder is one of the best places to research the literature of chemistry and all related disciplines. This hands-on workshop covers the essentials of searching and getting the most out of SciFinder. You can look for articles, substances, and reactions, searching by keywords, names or even by drawing structures.

4. Off-Campus Access.

If you need to access ebooks, journals or databases that we have licensed, including most of what is listed on the chemistry research guide, make sure you set up your computer so it’s as if you were on campus. Otherwise the websites you visit won’t recognize you as a UCSD student and prompt you to login and/or pay for things already paid for by the Library.

There are several options:

  • Make a change to your web browser to use the proxy server.
  • Download the VPN AnyConnect client software.
  • Log in through the WebVPN EasyConnect (does not work some resources).

And if you have any questions about library services or resources, please contact Terri M. Vogel, Librarian for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science, Chemical and NanoEngineering, at or 858-534-1216

‘Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry’ Honors Professor Perrin

‘Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry’ Publishes Special Edition Honoring Professor Perrin

Barbara Sawrey Elected to the Board of Directors of American Chemical Society

Barbara Sawrey Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society